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Musical Instrument Construction

Haliburton School of Art + Design

Enrol in Musical Instrument Construction

Course Code: ARTS0141

This course will introduce the principles, materials and methods of stringed instrument construction. Through hands-on work, as well as lectures and demonstrations, you will progress through the first steps of construction of your own guitar or violin. Formal lectures will focus on acoustics, glues and gluing, grading and selection of materials, tools, tool maintenance, bending, forms and moulds. Time is limited, but progress can be made in mastering the skills to advance rough cut wood toward a good, working violin or guitar. By the end of the first course, you can expect to have the instrument sides bent and assembled on moulds as well as the backs and tops shaped to smooth outer archings. The course welcomes and challenges beginners to woodworking and enthusiastic musicians as well as experienced craftspeople.

Attend this course in person

This session is waitlisted

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Section: 41

Material List and Important Details:

There will be a $20 material fee payable to the instructor. Violin and guitar materials are available for purchase from the instructor at the cost of approximately $130 per instrument. Returning students continuing projects will be accommodated at their current level of project development.